Saturday, July 24, 2021

Shaving & Talking #6 featuring The De Vergulde Hand

Shaving & Talking #6 featuring The De Vergulde Hand

Today Shaving and Talking is brought to you by
something that was giving to me by my Swedish friend Maximus. He sent this to me in 2016 after he tweeted about it and then he offered one to me asking for a review which I did. This is somewhat of a staple with the dutch you can buy it in locals stores for about 3 to 5 dollars. They have been in business for over 450 years so they might know a few things about making soaps.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Nor'Easter Shaving Cream & Italia Aftershave

Company: Captian's Choice Products Nor'Easter Shaving Cream & Italia Aftershave

Captain’s Choice Nor’Easter has to be one of my favorites, but I never used the shaving cream just the shaving soap. Today we bring out the shaving cream and follow it up with something new for me called Italia aftershave. One would think they don’t exactly go together and you would be right but I still wanted to use it.

I like the packaging of the cream it comes in a smaller tub but you can use much less and get better results from the shaving cream formula. You have an opening to dip your brush in to do a face lather or you could take a dime-size amount in your hands and rub it into your beard with your fingertips.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Blood Orange - New From Wet The Face

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Blood Orange
Today we have a new release that we've been working on for some time now. Not only creating the scent but the label design as well. I released the label way ahead of the soap creation to our FB group to get feedback and they did not disappoint. I had great suggestions from the group which improved the design. I think having more eyes on the artwork did improve the outcome. So I might be doing more of this kind of thing in the future.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Pearl Man - Fresh Scent Shaving Soap

Company: Pearl
Product: Pearl Man - Fresh Scent Shaving Soap

A few months ago I did a review on the Flexi adjustable razor V2.0 and when that package arrived inside was a few unexpected surprises one of them being two shaving soaps from Pearl Man. Coffeeop which to me smells like chocolate and the other Shaver’s Spirit The Fresh beginning which is the focus of this review it has an amazing fresh clean scent.

This shaving soap comes in a 100g or 3.5oz plastic tub with a screw-on lid. A cartoon-like picture of a man with a mustache and the words the Artisan Shaving Soap. So I have a question, what's the name of the soap? Shaver’s Spirit or The Fresh Beginning or is it both?

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Grey's Vetiver Tallow Version - Wet The Face

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Grey's Vetiver Tallow Version


This week we release another tallow shaving soap in our line called Grey’s Vetiver. This is one of my personal favorites the scent is from Tom Ford and I have been told it very close to the real thing.

This soap is using our new tallow-based formula which has been getting raves from our customers, they like the soft soap version over the hard pucks of last year and find them easier to store and manage. We agree!


Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Shaving Nook's Flying Mango

Today we revisit the shaving nook’s amazing soap called The Flying Mango. A very much anticipated release back around 2015. This was inspired by the shaving nooks group and created with the help of Saponificio Varesino. Since 1945, Saponificio Varesino has been crafting traditional soaps for laundry, industrial, and grooming purposes in Italy. And while they are proud of their almost 75-year history, they aren’t resting on their laurels but are continuing to perfect new crafting methods to bring the best soaps to the world.

The packaging was in an aluminum tin but not the strong kind it was a bit flimsy which for something coming from Saponificio Varesino was disappointing, to say the least.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Shaving & Talking #5 Featuring Solstice

Shaving & Talking #5
From PAA (Original Formula)

Today I find myself without something new to review but no matter we have something that I think will please everyone. It’s from PAA the soap is called Solstice. A while back Douglas contributed to our Wet the Face giveaway with this shaving soap and he also included one for me to use. So this seems like a perfect time to use it once again. If you never had the pleasure of using this one you're missing out on a fantastic scent & lather experience.